The Violent Heart starring Mary J. Blige
The Violent Heart starring Mary J. Blige

Gravitas Ventures released the trailer for the indie thriller ‘The Violent Heart’ written and directed by Kerem Sanga, that premiered at the 2020 Tribeca Film Festival. The film starring Grace Van Patten, Jovan Adepo, Lukas Haas, Mary J. Blige, Kimberly Williams-Paisley, and Jahi Di’Allo Winston will be released in theaters and on demand on February 19, 2021.

In the southern gothic-inspired Romeo & Juliet story set in the American heartland, Daniel (Adepo) who, as a small child, witnessed the murder of his teenage sister whose killer was never caught. Now 24, he is struggling to find his place in the world and live up to the high bar set by his father, a decorated Marine stationed in Afghanistan. After serving time for injuring a classmate in a high school fight, Daniel lives at home with his mother and younger brother and does oil changes at a local auto shop, but dreams of joining the Marines. His outlook brightens when he meets Cassie (Van Patten), an outgoing, college-bound high school senior who finds his quiet manner and mysterious air a refreshing change from the boys her age. But when deeply buried secrets of their small town are revealed, reverberations of the violent past threaten to tear the couple apart.

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